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Skill Building Activity

This class offers periodic skill-building activities to help refresh or strengthen skills needed for success in English 201. One of these skills involves the ability to understand and identify basic literary elements in a text, analyze their significance, and write about them meaningfully and accurately in discussions, essays, and exams.

For this week’s activity, begin by opening and reviewing the resource entitled “Guidelines for Reading and Understanding Literature,” linked in week 1. Once you’ve read through the resource, go to “Step III: What Literary Techniques are Used in this Work?” and choose any one of the major elements to discuss (choose from plot, character, setting, point-of-view, images and symbols, or style and language), then answer at least four of the bullet-points under your chosen element. (For example, if you choose “Character,” you’d go down to #2, Character, and here you’d answer any four of the six bullet points underneath that element). Your answers should apply to this week’s assigned reading, Gilgamesh.